Ultrafast Phase and Amplitude Pulse Shaping with a Single, One-dimensional, High-resolution Phase Mask

Jesse W. Wilson, Philip Schlup, Randy A. Bartels

Published in Optical Society of America Optics Express Vol. 15, Issue 14, pp. 8979-8987 (2007) https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.008979


An ultrafast pulse shaper, capable of both phase and amplitude shaping, is constructed using a single high-resolution liquid crystal phase mask. The shaper is calibrated with an inline spectral interferometry technique. Amplitude shaping is accomplished by writing to the mask a phase grating, whose period is smaller than the spectral focus, diffracting away selected frequencies in a controllable manner.

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